Dell Vostro

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Dell Vostro is a line of computers from Dell that were aimed at the small business market. In 2013, this line stopped being advertised on some Dell websites but continued to be offered in some markets.

Prior to Vostro, Dell's home and small business computers were sold under the same lines: Dimension for home and small business desktops, and Inspiron for home and small business portables. With the introduction of Vostro, the Dimension line was retired, and the Inspiron line changed to include all computers for the home market — regardless of form factor. One marked difference between the Inspiron line and the Vostro line is that the Vostro line is more affordable but comes with shorter technical support hours. With the Vostro line, the customer has the option to purchase a technical support contract to get 24/7 technical support from Dell and the customer has the option not to get extended-hours technical support from Dell and pay less money for their equipment. Dell customers who require their laptop to have an ExpressCard expansion slot will find this feature on Vostro models but not Inspirons (as of January 2011).

Discontinuation[edit]

In July 2013, Dell has announced that they will stop manufacture of all Dell Vostro systems. Select models were made available on various Dell outlet channels for a limited time. The discontinuation of Vostro models was reportedly down to changing technology and demand in the corporate world.

Current laptops[edit]

Note: The list below is incomplete and does not include some models that are currently still being offered in some markets.

The current lineup of Vostro laptops includes five laptops, including two budget models, the A90 and A860, and the mid-level Vostro 3000 series. Higher-end models are the 1220, 1320, 1520, and 1720. The configurations for the Vostro 1220, 1320, 1510, 1520, and 1720 are nearly identical. The Dell Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 were released online on April 2, 2009, while the Vostro 1220 was released online on July 1, 2009. The Vostro V13 was released online on December 8, 2009 and the Vostro A90 was released online on April 15, 2009. The Vostro 3000 series was released on March 9, 2010.

Vostro 1220[edit]

The Vostro 1220 is Dell's 12.1" business laptop based on the Intel Montevina platform.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, P8600, P8700, or T9550
  • Display: 12.1" WXGA w/TrueLife
  • Memory: 2 GB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz, 2, 3, 4, or 8 GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW drive, Blu-ray Disc Combo drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • Security Hardware:Wave Encryption software
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250, 320, or 500 GB @ 7200 RPM w/Freefall Sensor, 250 GB encrypted hard drive @ 7200RPM w/Free Fall Sensor & Wave software, 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 or 1510 mini card, Intel WiFi Link 5100, WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150, or 5300 mini card
  • Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth 2.0
  • Webcam: Integrated 1.3 MP webcam w/digital mic, optional free video chat software
  • Battery: 4-cell or 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $749

Vostro 1320[edit]

The Vostro 1320 is Dell's 13.3" business laptop based on the Montevina platform.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, P7550, P8600, P8700, or T9550
  • Display: 13.3" WXGA Anti-Glare, UltraSharp WXGA w/TrueLife
  • Memory: 2 GB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz, 2, 3, 4, or 8 GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW drive, Blu-ray Disc Combo drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software, Wave Encryption software
  • Hard Drive: 120 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250 or 320 GB @ 7200 RPM w/Freefall Sensor, 250 GB encrypted hard drive @ 7200RPM w/Free Fall Sensor & Wave software, 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 or 1510 mini card, Intel WiFi Link 5100 or 5300 mini card,atherones
  • Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0
  • Webcam: Integrated 1.3 MP webcam w/digital mic, optional free video chat software
  • Battery: 4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell Lithium-Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $550

Vostro 1520[edit]

The Vostro 1520 is Dell's 15.4" business laptop based on the Montevina platform.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, P7550, P8600, P8700, or T9550
  • Display: 15.4" WXGA Anti-Glare LED, WXGA+ Anti-Glare, WXGA+ w/TrueLife
  • Memory: 2 GB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz, 2, 3, 4, or 8 GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW drive, Blu-ray Disc Combo drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
  • Security Hardware: Optional Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software, Wave Encryption software
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250 or 320 GB @ 7200 RPM w/Freefall Sensor, 250 GB encrypted hard drive @ 7200RPM w/Free Fall Sensor & Wave software, 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 or 1510 mini card, Intel WiFi Link 5100 or 5300 mini card
  • Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0
  • Webcam: Integrated 1.3 MP webcam w/digital mic, optional free video chat software
  • Battery: 4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell Lithium Ion battery

Vostro 1720[edit]

The Vostro 1720 is Dell's 17" business laptop based on the Montevina platform.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, P7550, P8600, P8700, or T9550
  • Display: 17" WXGA+ Anti-Glare LED, UltraSharp WUXGA w/TrueLife
  • Memory: 2 GB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz, 2, 3, 4, or 8 GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW drive, Blu-ray Disc Combo drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software, Wave Encryption software
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250 or 320 GB @ 7200 RPM w/Freefall Sensor, 250 GB encrypted hard drive @ 7200RPM w/ Free Fall Sensor & Wave software, 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 or 1510 mini card, Intel WiFi Link 5100 or 5300 mini card
  • Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0
  • Battery: 6-cell or 8-cell Lithium Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $599

Vostro A90 and A90n[edit]

The Vostro A90 is Dell's 8.9" business netbook. The A90n offers Ubuntu Linux while the A90 offers Windows XP.

  • CPU: Intel Atom N270
  • Display: 8.9" WSVGA
  • Memory: 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM @ 533 MHz
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Hard Drive: 16 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Wireless 802.11g card
  • Webcam: Integrated 0.3 MP webcam
  • Battery: 4-cell (35 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $219 (Vostro A90n), $309 (Vostro A90)

Vostro V13[edit]

The Vostro V13 is Dell's 13.3" business ultraportable with targeted at consumers looking for a budget business ultraportable. The Vostro V13 has a chassis design similar to the Dell Adamo, but it is very cheap at $449, though it ships with Ubuntu, and clocks in at a 1.4 GHz Intel solo processor. The processor in the V13 cannot be customized, but the memory can. The base configuration ships with Ubuntu Linux version 9.04, but higher-end configurations ship with Windows 7.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron M 743, Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 or Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
  • Display: 13.3" LED-backlit widescreen w/1366x768 resolution
  • Memory: 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM @ 1066 MHz
  • Optical Drive: optional external 8X DVD+/-RW drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250 GB SATA @ 7,200 RPM w/Data Encryption or 320 GB or 500 GB SATA @ 7,200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 802.11b/g or Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 802.11b/g/n
  • Webcam: integrated 1.3 MP webcam
  • Battery: 6-cell (30 Whr) Lithium-Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $449

Vostro 3300[edit]

The Vostro 3300 is a laptop with a 13.3 inch widescreen display aimed at small business. Dell offers an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor with up to 6 GB DDR3 RAM. The chassis is made of aluminum. The operating system installed is Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit with a XP downgrade as an option. Discrete graphics is an option, and pricing starts at $599.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-350M, Intel Core i5-430M, Intel Core i5-450M or Intel core i5-520M
  • Display: 13.3" High Definition LED Display (1366 × 768) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB, or 6 GB DDR3 @ 1066 MHz (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD or Nvidia Geforce 310M, 512 MB Graphics
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software (optional)
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM (encrypted drive optional), 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM, 500 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1520 b/g/n
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 4-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Starting Price: $599

Vostro 3400[edit]

The Vostro 3400 is a laptop with a 14 inch display aimed at small business. It offers updated Core i processors and larger batteries. Pricing starts at $549. Operating system options are the ones offered with the Vostro 3300.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-370M or Intel Core i5-450M
  • Display: 14" High Definition LED Display (1366 × 768) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: 3 GB or 4 GB DDR3 @ 1066 MHz (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD or Nvidia Geforce 310M, 512 MB Graphics
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM or 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1520 b/g/n
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 6-Cell or 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Starting Price: $549

Vostro 3500[edit]

The Vostro 3500 is a laptop with a 15.6 inch display aimed at small business. Operating system options are the ones offered with the Vostro 3300.In some countries ubuntu can be chosen as the operating system. Vostro 3500 production is discontinued.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-350M, Intel Core i5-450M, Intel Core i5-520M or Intel Core i7-640M
  • Display: 15.6" High Definition LED Display (1366 × 768) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: 2 GB, 3 GB, or 4 GB @ 1066 MHz (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD or Nvidia Geforce 310M, 512 MB Graphics
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM, 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM, 500 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1520 b/g/n
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Starting Price: $529

Vostro 3550[edit]

The Vostro 3550 is a laptop with a 15.6 inch display aimed at small business. Operating system options are the ones offered with the Vostro 3350.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or i5, Intel Core i5-2410M or Intel Core i7-2640M
  • Display: 15.6" High Definition LED Display (1366 × 768) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: PC3-10600 CL9 1.5 V modules of sizes 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB @ 1333 MHz (up to 8 GB supported, but in real works with 16GB as well)
  • Chipset: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset (Sandy Bridge) -- Intel HM67
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD 3000
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM, 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM, 500 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Intel Wireless N-1030 b/g/n
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam (UVC video)
  • Battery: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Starting Price: $xxx

Memory modules to run with 16GB of RAM (8GB each, PC3-10600 CL9 204-pin SODIMM):

Corsair DDR3 ValueSelect, 2x8GB, CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9 Kingston SO-DIMM 16GB KIT DDR3 1333MHz CL9, KVR13S9K2/16


Crucial website claims it works also with these (I doubt a bit due to the 1.35V): CT2294560 DDR3 PC3-12800 CL11 1.35V 1600MHz CT3320156 PC3-10600 CL9 1.35V 1333MHz

Vostro 3700[edit]

The Vostro 3700 is a laptop with a 17.3 inch display aimed at small business. Pricing starts at $629. An Intel Core i7 processor is an option on the Vostro 3700, the only Vostro 3000 series laptop to offer this processor. Operating system options are the ones offered with the Vostro 3300.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-350M, Intel Core i5-450M, Intel core i5-520M, or intel Core i7-720QM processor
  • Display: 17.3" High Definition LED Display (1600 × 900) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: 2GB, 3 GB, 4 GB DDR3 @ 1066 MHz (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD or Nvidia Geforce 310M, 512 MB Graphics, or Nvidia Geforce 330M GT, 1024 MB Graphics
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM, 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM, 500 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1520 b/g/n
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Starting Price: $150

Older laptops[edit]

Vostro 1000[edit]

specs here > [1]

It has a SATA HDD (Serial ATA Data Transfer: 1.5 Gbit/s) ref> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/storage/P125729/specs.htm

Desktops[edit]

First Generation

  • Vostro 200 Slim Tower - Uses Intel Pentium Dual Core or Core 2 Duo
  • Vostro 200 Mini Tower
  • Vostro 230 Mini Tower - Uses Intel Dual Core,Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors

First Generation (Phase 2 Release)

  • Vostro 400 Mini Tower - Antec EarthWatts EA380 (Same case as Vostro 200 Mini Tower)
  • Vostro 410 Tower - Uses the G33 chipset and features 3 external 5.25" drive bays.

Second Generation

  • Vostro 220S Slim Tower - Updated DVD/CD/Blu-ray slot case
  • Vostro 220 Mini Tower
  • Vostro 420 Tower - Uses the G45 chipset.

Third Generation

  • Vostro 430 Mini Tower - Uses Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
WLAN cards
Chip: Atheros AR9285 + FCC ID: PPD-AR5B-95 + "Dell Wireless 1502 WLAN Half Mini-Card" + PCIe adaptor card
Specification AR9285 b/g/n (2.4 GHz) 150 Mbit/s
Chip: Atheros AR9280 + FCC ID: PPD-AR5B-HB92 + "Dell Wireless 1515 WLAN Half Mini-Card"
Chip: Atheros AR9280 + FCC ID: PPD-AR5B-DT92 + "Dell Wireless 1525 WLAN PCIe Card"
Specification AR9280 a/b/g/n-draft (2.4/5 GHz) 300 Mbit/s

Other Desktops

  • Dell Vostro A100
  • Dell Vostro A180
  • Dell Vostro 270, 270S; 2012-2013

History[edit]

Notebooks[edit]

  • 10 July 2007: 1000, 1400, 1500, 1700 (Windows XP or Vista) [1]
  • 18 December 2007: 1200 (Windows XP or Vista)
  • 1 May 2008: 1310, 1510(Windows XP or Vista) [2]
  • 15 May 2008: 1710 (Windows XP or Vista)
  • 1 July 2009: 1220 (Windows Vista only)

Desktops[edit]

  • 10 July 2007: 200 (Windows XP or Vista) [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dell Introduces New Vostro Brand of Notebooks and Desktops Designed Exclusively to Meet Small Business Needs
  2. ^ Dell Vostro 1310, 1510, 1710

External links[edit]